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FRAMINGHAM AND WELLESLEY; MASS., NOV. 20, 1919
SOPHOMORE PROM A GREAT SUCCESS.
At the Barn, on Saturday afternoon and even-
ing, November 15, the class of 1923 held its Prom,
in honor of the class of 1933. Little did the Barn
look like its sombre self, with a lovely vined ceiling
of wisteria. Under this danced couples, gowned
in variegated hue— many wearing lavendar dresses
which fitted in so beautifully with the surroundings.
Tn the afternoon everyone seemed to be enjoying
herself to the full extent, but at night the pleas-
ure, if possible, even exceeded that of the after-
noon, save that the usual evening throng made
dancing, in its true sense, impossible. Besides the
attractive features of the two social dancing
"wisteria-girls," and the humorous take-off of Kitty
Gordon in "Adele," displayed in the afternoon
there was, in addition, a shadow dance. An ever
circling moon shed glows of the four different class
colors over the room and dancers making the
whole, en masse, very soft and attractive. Gay
showers of confetti and streamers added to the
gaiety of the scene, and good music made it seem
like a "real" dance. The first after-the-war Prom
quite eclipsed those of the last few years, and
'22' s Prom committee deserves sincere congratula-
tions for the results of their thought and labor.
'23 BECOMES ORGANIZED.
On Wednesday afternoon, November 13, in the
Barn, Elizabeth Head 1 , '23, was announced Chair-
man of the class. Edith Brandt was elected Sec-
retary pro tem.
WELLESLEY TO HEAR JAMES NORMAN
On the evening of Friday, November 21st, Cap-
tain James Norman Hall, one of the most daring of
American birdmen, will lecture at Billings Hall.
Captain Hall enlisted at the beginning of the
great war, as a private in the "First Hundred
Thousand" and it was as a result of his experiences
with this famous English army that his first war
book, Kitchener's Mob, was published. After the
battle of Loos, he obtained a discharge and im-
mediately re-entered the service as a member of the
Escadrille Lafayette. It was during his service
with this group of men, that he published those ex-
quisitely written sketches which appeared in the
Atlantic Monthly under the title of "High Adven-
His first wounds were sustained shortly after his
arrival at the front, but he continued to serve with
the Escadrille until it was taken over by the United
States. A short while later he was made Flight
Commander of the first American air squadron to
go to the front after our own entrance into the
war, and here in company with Rickenhacher, he
brought down his first German plane.
eContintted on page 8, column 2)
G. PRENTICE MURPHY TO SPEAK FOR
I. C. S. A.
G. Prentice Murphy, of the Child's Welfare As-
sociation will speak at Zeta Alpha, November 25th,
at 7.15 P.M., at the first meeting of I. C. S. A. to
be held this year. Miss Scudder will introduce the
speaker whose subject, to be announced later, will
rjrobably treat with some phase of Child Psychol-
ogy. This meeting will afford excellent opportu-
nity to all members of I. C. S. A. to get into touch
with the Association, and to learn of the volunteer
work which is being carried on by the student
workers. At present I. C. S. A. is sending workers
to four different settlement houses ; leading classes
in Americanization, aiding the Associated Charities
and co-operating in work with the blind. It is in-
deed a vital work and upon the programme of the
Association for the year are many important feat-
ures that everyone will be more than interested to
hear about. It k earnestly hoped that every mem-
ber will make a special effort to be present.
"A high-class musical program put across with
all the pep and life of young men, is the unanimous
verdict of last night's concert by the Dartmouth
Musical Clubs," comments the Springfield Repub-
lican in speaking of the Club's appearance in that
city. Wellesley people are to have an opportunity
of hearing the Dartmouth boys when they appear
in Wellesley at the Barn on Wednesday evening,
That the Clubs^-Glee and Mandolin — numbering
37 men, presents a concert that is second to no
similar college organization in the country, is the
opinion of all those who have heard them this year.
From the opening song to the singing of the
"Dartmouth Song" which concludes the program,
they have scored a decided hit wherever they have
appeared. The qualities of the selections rendered
are brought out effectively under the leadership of
L. S. Adams, '20. During the evening several en-
cores are demanded, and one of these which pleases
is the "Dartmouth Medley," bringing in the foot-
ball songs of the college.
The Mandolin Club, under the leadership of J.
V. Peters, '20, will come in for much praise, and
in itself makes the concert worth while. One of
the big features of the evening will be a saxophone
quartet accompanied by the Dartmouth Band.
(Continued on page 6, column 1)
BARNSW ALLOWS FIRST PLAY THIS YEAR.
"All of a Sudden Peggy"
by Earnest Denny.
November 21 and 22—7.15 P.M.
Act I — "The Suddenness of Peggy."
The Hall at Hawkhurst, Lord Crackenthrope's
Time — Early afternoon.
Act II — "The Suddenness of Consequences."
At Jimimy Keppel's flat in London, a week
later. Time — Early morning.
Act III — "The Consequences of Suddenness."
The Hall at Hawkhurst. on the evening of the
IAst of Characters.
Anthony, Lord Crackenthrope. . .Carr Iglehart, '22
Lady Crackenthrope, his mother. Barbara Bares, '22
Jimmy Keppel, her other son. . .Ruth Nicholas, '23
Major Archie Phipps, her brother
Frances Sturgis, '22
Millicent Keppel, her daughter. Nora Cleveland, '23
Jack Menzies Elizabeth Kimball, '21
Parker, butler Mary Ward, '22
Lucas, butler Elizabeth Bier, '21
Mrs. Colquhoun Virginia Jennison, '23
Mrs. O'Mara Edith Ferre, '20
Peggy .Laura Chandler, '21
Chairman of Pl".y Katharine Collins, '20
Chairman of Scenery Alison Kingsbury, '20
Chairman of Costumes Eleanor Walden, '21
Chairman of Properties Marjory Cook, '20
Chairman of Lighting Helen Cope, '21
Chairman of Make-up Katharine Kughcs, '21
Chairman of Ushering Caroline Chaffee, '31
Director— Ruth Bolgiano, '20
Hugh Walpole Comes to
ENGLISH NOVELIST GIVES BRIEF
REVIEW OF HIS LIFE.
With the humorously apologetic remark that
"Anybody's account of his own experiences ought
to be interesting," Mr. Hugh Walpole, the eminent
English novelist, began, at the Barn on November
11, his vivid story of his life as a writer. He felt
from the first that he was intended to write; and
even the inherent conviction gained in childhood
that writing stories was a somewhat shameful thing
to do never deterred him from doing so.
Early Life Under the Shadow of English
His early life was spent in several English
cathedral towns. "I shall never rid myself of that
particular English town flavor," he said. "There
was an air of nothing mattering at all except that
everything should be kept as it was. And it seemed
as if everything, every kind of drama must center
itself in the cathedral." The inevitable reaction
followed. "I wrote stories — dreadful ones, they
were — which were definitely not concerned with
cathedral towers — -I hoped," he added, "that by
producing a good story my parents would appre-
(Continued on page 4, column 1)
MONSIEUR ANDRE F. ALLIX OF THE
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE SPEAKS IN
Monsieur Andrd F. Allix, official lecturer for
the Federation de 1' Alliance Francaise des Etats-
Unis et du Canada, spoke in the Chapel Friday
evening, November 14, on the subject, "Ce que la
France doit acheter — ce qu'elle peut vendre — ce
qu'elle donne." He seemed toucned to see so many
of us come to hear again the plea of France, France
rendered unlovely, devastated by the war, and yet
appealing in her steadfastness of ideal and of
purpose. Once more we Americans, future mothers
of citizens, hear the call for help, and realize that,
though the glory of the trenches is over, leaving
only the hideousness of destruction, our task is
still before us and we are ready and eager to meet
it. We, typifying the educated youth of this great
country, can sympathize more readily with France
whose intellectual youth has suffered most in the
war. They have lost their friends, their health,
their youth, and yet it is for them to shoulder the
"The French temperament is not passive; it is
nervous, active, creative. In spite of this crushing
disaster France is ready and able to produce, if
helped, and she wants to resume her former posi-
tion as the fourth greatest producer though only
the eighth in production. Emphatically Monsieur
Allix spoke of the wine producers of France and
of the extensive vineyards. Each worker takes
pride in his product and loves the ground he tills.
For hundreds of years the same families of peas-
ants have cultivated the same land and in fact
used the identical soil, for they actually carry up
on their backs the soil which the winter snows have
washed down into the ravines. Before the war
France was a great wheat growing country. Her
people consume more bread than other people, but
now she is forced to buy bread, her vast wheat
fields of the north being reduced to ashes and shell-
holes. But already the huge wheels tarn again
Her pulse throbs with her indomitable spirit of
energy, (Continued on page 4, column 2)
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
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Eleanob Skerry, 1920, Editor-in-Chief.
Margaret Johnson, 1920, Associate Editor.
Elizabeth Peale, 1920, Business Manager.
Dorothy Bright, 1921, Ass't Business Manager.
Mary Barnet, 1920 Clemewell Hinchliff, 1921.
Muriel Fritz, 1920. Elizabeth Sayre, 1921.
Mary Dooly, 1921. Janet Matthews, 1921.
Emilie Weyl, 1922 Dorothy Williams, 1922
Margabet Griffiths, 1922.
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L»K»VI«W Pmi». PR1NT«H», FRAHIN«M»M. »>■!,
The News takes pleasure in announcing that
Emilie Weyl, '22, and Dorothy Williams, '22, have
been elected to the Board.
THE JUNIOR DEBATE.
At a class meeting last Thursday, called to re-
consider the question of a Junior Prom, the juniors
instigated an innovation in the way of a definite
debate upon the problem on hand. This way of
discussing a question over which there is such in-
tense feeling was very wisely decided upon. Any
upperclassman can remember hectic class meetings
where some problem was heatedly but not satis-
factorily discussed. At such meetings everyone is
demanding the floor at once. The resulting
speeches may be examples of fiery oratory, but
they are apt to be prejudiced and often only one
side is presented — the other side being universally
disregarded in the ensuing frenzy. By debating
the question these troubles were avoided. The
question was fairly presented by both sides. Every
member of the class had an opportunity to know
the reasons in opposition to a Junior Prom as well
as those in favor of one. When it came time for a
final decision the class could vote intelligently,
knowing the pro's and con's. Whatever the final
decision of the Senate, it knows that the question
was referred back to it after both sides of the
question had been fairly presented, and the result-
ing vote was not a hap-hazard affair.
SERVICE FUND PLEDGES.
The official notice in last week's News about
drives, ought to make clear a question which has
been repeatedly raised throughout the autumn.
The members of the college cannot help but be
relieved to know for certain that they will not be
asked to contribute now to this cause, now to that,
throughout the year. But it is doubtful whether
the majority of the students realized this when
their Service Fund pledges were made. Some girls
have given to their utmost capacity. Others have
not. The calls for money for worthy causes are
constantly coming in, and, as was stated by the
committee, the present funds cannot possibly meet
all these requests. Surely there are many, many
girls who, knowing that they need not save their
money for future drives, can give more. If they
all realized the need for all they can spare and the
good that even a small contribution on their part
can do, they would undoubtedly increase their
pledges. But what ever a girl may decide as to her
ability to increase her pledge, she must remember
that a pledge has already been made, and that
that pledge must be kept first of all.
100% FOR WELLESLEY STUDENTS.
The results of the Red Cross drive in Wellesley
are most commendable. A 100% membership on
the part of the college shows an appreciation of
all the Red Cross has done and is steadily doing in
all its diverse branches. Its far reaching service
has been readily recognized and is now supported;
in time Of pea'c'e as well as in that of war.
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Fifteen Hours Senior Year.
Do Wellesley undergraduates believe fifteen
hours of work should be required senior year? The
plan is being seriously discussed in academic cir-
cles. But students are silent (in public at least).
Yet this is certainly a question of paramount inter-
est and importance to the whole college.
No doubt the privilege of having only twelve
hours of work is abused by many. The extra time
is used for trips to Boston, pointless gossiping or
at best additional committee work. But this is not
true of the finest type of undergraduate, of the
girl who really wants to study. And it seems to me
it is on the hypothesis that all of us are girls of
this kind that the fundamental academic regula-
tions should be based'. Standards should not be
lowered because many of us do not conform to
them. I say "standards should not be lowered" be-
cause I think that requiring fifteen hours instead
of twelve is a lowering of standard. Our curri-
culum, as a distinguished foreign guest of the col-
lege said, "is enough to give one mental indiges-
tion." We have to cram so much into our poor
brains in so little time. Freshman year a number
of courses is not undesirable, because in Freshman
year is the opening of the gateways and the more
varied the glimpses we have of the vistas beyond
the better. But by senior year every girl has made
her choice. She ought to be encouraged, she ought
to be given every chance for intensive work in the
studies that interest her particularly. Every senior
should be doing independent and original work in
at least one course. But time is necessary for re-
search and for weighing the results of research.
Four courses is the maximum a girl can carry if
she is to do really scholarly work in even one.
As I have said, this privilege of having only
twelve hours of work is often abused. So fine a
spirit should be created in Wellesley thai every
girl would want to do her best. But in the mean-
while I would suggest a few more practical reme-
dies. Let six hours of B work a semester be re-
quired of every senior; or have every girl take
nine hours of grade III courses her senior year, or
require as they do in many colleges, a thesis in a
girl's major subject, before granting a B.A. de-
gree. In these ways girls would be forced to work
hard, and yet their energies would not be scattered.
Quality not quantity is what is wanted in Wel-
lesley's academic work. M. B., 1920.
S— I— N— G !
Did you read the fair criticism of our Fields
Day singing in the News for November 6? Did
you have a bit of a guilty conscience? Did you
go to the Community Sing last Saturday night?
No? Well then be sure to come to the next one
Candidly, we all realize how poorly Wellesley
£ings. And this year we must not have the usual
feeble voices in various parts of the Barn, warbl-
ing to our friends at Intercollegiate Debate.
What then is to be the remedy for this decided
lack of unity and enthusiasm?
It's up to every girl to attend the Community
sings. We are to have several of them this year,
each with an outside song leader. Don't miss
Mr. Humphrey's enlightening side remarks. Truly
you will enjoy yourself and you just can't help
singing. If all of these gatherings are well at-
tended we shall without doubt attain a close group
consciousness of good singing. And we shall know
the words of our songs too !
There is again the old, old question of song-
practices. The date, place and hour are duly
indexed; and then what happens? At the most
fifteen or sixteen faithful souls amble in to help
the discouraged song-leader who has been hoping
against hope that at least several hundred will
appear. These sixteen learn the songs beautifully
but when, as on Field Day, they are in a group
of hundreds who never rehearsed the result is a
bit disquieting, to say the least.
This year we are appointing regular song-
leaders in all the houses. They are to have brief
practices before any important all college re-
hearsals. Let us all go to these practices with
interest and enthusiasm. If you feel like really
learning the words of a song, ask your house-
leader to have a brief rehearsal. She will be
overjoyed! If every girl does her best, our stan-
dard of singing must inevitably rise.
After all, it's our college and of course we want
to lead all the other colleges in singing. So come
to the Community Gatherings, come to song prac-
tices and SING!
Elisabeth Ltjstig, 1920.
A Call to Modernism.
Do you know why the Industrial Conference
broke up a few weeks ago? Do you know what
the issue was — and its importance in the Massa-
chusetts elections for governor last week? Do
you know that the soft-coal miners — authorized by
the American Federation of Labor — are out on
strike — disobeying a court injunction? Do you
know that the Senate is passing the reservations
to the treaty by the steam-roller process? Well —
perhaps you have heard somebody say something
about these things, — they are fairly old enough to
have filtered into Wellesley.
In Freshman Comp. they attempted to teach you
what education was. Do you remember what you
learned? It certainly wasn't that a complete
knowledge of every formula in the Math book,
of all the authors of the 18th century, or of any
other of the extremely useful branches in college —
that a complete knowledge of these in themselves
constitute an education. No — education means a
half-way intelligent idea of current events plus
these other subjects. But the majority of people
in Wellesley College — who flatter themselves that
they are being educated — rarely glance at the
newspapers and hardly know what is happening
outside of Wellesley.
"Oh — but I don't have any time — " you say.
Now listen. You haven't ten minutes that you can
go to the newspaper room in the Library during
the day; you haven't ten minutes after breakfast,
lunch, or dinner? Well — then — buy a paper and
carry it to classes with you — and then if you haven't
time — something is radically wrong v/ith you or
the College, for you are not educated. The events
of to-day are too important and too critical for
anyone not to know.
And may I add a word about the Experimenter.
Last month it was vital and alive — and many
people haven't read it — . If the Experimenter '
is as good during the rest of the year as it has
started, — it will be a good factor in keeping the
college up-to-date — if it gets across. When you
have something at j'our doors — make an opportu-
nity to read it at least.
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
There is plenty of time to speculate about next
year's College Government and C. x\.. presidents; —
there is no time to read the newspapers to find
out whether the Presidential candidates for the
United States will stand on pull, personality or
platform. There is a strong possibility thai you
will vote for President next November. Did you
know it? G. E. M., '21.
Why the Locked Registuatiox Box?
There is one matter that has puzzled me more
than anything else out of the maze of other
bewildering things in our present system of college
government, and this is the question of the locked
registration box. Why does such mystery shrowd
the whereabouts of a student from anyone want-
ing to know about it? Suppose an outside visitor
or a girl friend calls at a girl's dormitory only
to find her gone. Perhaps none of her friends
are around to give any information and so a
busy maid must be looked up who must in turn
consult the head of the house to get permission
to open the registration box. Why must this be?
If there is any good earthly reason I long to
know it. Could it possibly be that we are thought
not to be able to be trusted not to alter our
registration when we are on our honor to register
in the first place? This would certainly appear
to be the reason for this strange custom.
WHiy not have a big book like that used by
hotels, open to anyone, in which a student must
record her absence? This would serve the pur-
pose and save much trouble.
M. W., '20.
QUESTION OF JUNIOR PROM REFERRED
AGAIN TO SENATE.
At the junior class meeting of November 13 it
was decided to submit the question of Junior Prom
to the Senate for reconsideration. The welcome in-
novation of a debate presented the issues of the
question to the class. It was felt that a Junior
Prom would not be a needless nor a great extrav-
agance, and that the money which would be spent
on it would, if there were no Prom, be spent on
other pleasures; and that while the possibility of
adverse public opinion should be considered, still
the simplicity of the plans and the fact that the
date coincided with that of the Senior Prom would
overcome this difficulty.
RESULTS OF THE RED CROSS DRIVE.
In the Red Cross membership drive 1,815 mem-
bers were enrolled from Wellesley. Over ninety-
five percent of the members of the faculty and
administration were enrolled and one hundred per
cent of the students.
LUCY LE BOCAGE, AISNE, FRANCE.
We have now been in the field since the first of
July, arriving in relays during the early summer.
As you probably know, we have for our leader
Julia Larimer, 1907, who has in a few short weeks
organized us and the work, and has so ably repre-
sented us that we begin to feel firmly established
and to see signs of progress in the work for the
The working force consists of Dr. Mary Marvel,
'94, Dr. Louise Taylor-Jones, '96, (until October),
and Frances Bogert, '14, nurse who compose our
medical department; Ruth Lindsay, '15, and Mary
Rogers, '12, Social workers; Julia Drew, '12, in
charge of the recreational work; Lucile Kroger,
'11, in charge of the store and of all the purchas-
ing for the Unit; Berenice Van Slyke, '13, acting
at present as superintendent of construction; Cris-
tine Myrick, '11, secretary. During July and
August we also had with us Candace Stimson, '92,
Emma Hawkridge, '10, who helped to inaugurate
the social work, Marthe Regnault, '20, acting as
interpreter and hard-working assistant, and in
September Grace Crocker, '04, joined us for a stay
of about two months. We feel that we are par-
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the Committee taking an active part in the be-
ginnings of the work.
We have been very busy during the summer
getting "dug in" for the winter. When we ar-
rived on the scene of action the first of July the
only building completed was a large hospital tent
which we used for a dormitory until the middle
of August. A wooden barracks loaned us by the
French Government was in process of erection and
was finished during July. In it we have our
kitchen and storeroom, the dispensary, the office
and a combination living and dining room. Late
in the summer the big wooden hospital barrack
bought from the Red Cross arrived and was put
up for our permanent dormitory. Most of our
furnishings have been supplied by the Red Cross,
as that organization is closing its work in France.
All our labor has been done by German prisoners
loaned us by the French Government, and most of
our building materials have been contributed by
them, as we are officially an auxiliary of the
government organization for the rehabilitation of
the devasted districts of France.
We are established, as you probably know, in a
small village, (Lucy-le-Bocage) about 8 miles from
the town of Chateau Thierry where the Americans
made their spirited stand against the last German
drive. You may be sure that Americans are in
high favor hereabouts. To most of these peasants
they stand as the deliverers of their homes from
the enemy. As Americans we seem to be the im-
mediate recipients of their gratitude. Certainly
every little thing we do is very greatly appre-
ciated and our welcome is always cordial. Almost
daily presents come to us as offerings of friend-
ship — flowers or fruit, or even a rabbit, the great
The work has been evolving from week to week,
as the needs of the villages become more apparent
to us. From the very beginning we have found
lack of transportation one of the most serious
handicaps the peasants have in the labor of recon-
struction, and one of the most important ways in
which we can give them immediate help. Con-
sequently our fleet of four cars has been kept very
busy. The big one-ton truck presented by the
Cleveland Wellesley Club has done yeoman's ser-
vice ever since it came into our possession in haul-
ing plaster and lumber, roofing tiles, and nails.
When not doing that, it is usually bringing sup-
plies from Paris for our store. Every Friday
morning it carries a jubilant load of village women
to the market in Chateau Thierry with their
chickens, rabbits and cheeses, and brings them out
again with overflowing baskets of supplies. All
this is so popular that we have been obliged to give
out tickets and have people sign up for their
places ahead of time in order to assure everyone
an equal chance in the ride. Of the other cars, the
touring car is used chiefly to get us around among
the villages, one car provided by the Methodist
Committee is kept busy by the doctors and the
fourth, a light delivery truck or "camionette"
presented by the T. Z. E. Alumnae Association,
supplements the big truck by doing the smaller
The medical department has laid the founda-
tions for constructive work by a summer of activ-
ity over a wide district. Besides the villages of
which we have the direct supervision (twelve in
number), the doctors have also the medical work
in some 25 surrounding villages belonging to the
Methodist Committee for Reconstruction. This
has meant the establishment of weekly visiting
days in the nearby places and occasional dispen-
sary service in widely separated villayes, As we
are affiliated with the American Women's Hos-
pitals we have been able to have patients in need
of surgical attention cared for at their hospitals.
Perhaps the most interesting work of the depart-
ment up to the present has been the physical ex-
amination of school children, which is still going
on. The mothers seem to welcome these examin-
ations, bring the children hours ahead of time, and
co-operate eagerly in answering questions. When
all the weighing and measuring is done there will
be a solid foundation for the future work along
preventative and corrective lines. In the meantime,
it is a picturesque episode in our history to see the
doctors and the nurse faring forth with their queer
French scales jangling in the tail of their car, a
measuring rod protruding from the side, sheets,
towels and bathrobes rolled in the bottom of the
car, and a large basket of sugar eandies occupy-
ing a strategic position in the centre of the collec-
tion. (Continued on page 7, column 3)
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Hugh Walpole Comes to Wellesley.
(Continued from page 1, column 3)
Influenced by Literary Men of London.
Mr. Walpole went up to London to get something-
published, at a period when the literary world was
greatly excited over Bernard Shaw, Wells and
Conrad. At this time, too, the Abbey Theatre came
and had its performances'.
In the midst of this period 1 , Mr. Walpole's work
was first published. His own feeling he describes
as "a tremendous swollen egotism, a sense that the
whole world was waiting for the next event."
"Everybody must know I was a writer," he con-
tinued. "I watched for the startled glance of
passers-by. But there was a wonderful unself-
consciousness in the writing. In my second novel
the Devil walked in and stayed; and yet I was
pained and surprised at the reception of the book."
"That unconsciousness I changed under the
influence of a very great man and greater writer —
Henry James. He was the dominant factor of that
age." Mr. Walpole's acquaintance with him began
with an admiring letter written to Henry James
in a moment of enthusiasm, the result of which was
a luncheon with the great man. The meal was a
torture to the shy and embarrassed youth, whose
embarrassment was not in the least alleviated by
Mr. James' presenting him with a hat — "a top hat
which, to its own great surprise, became a bowler."
His influence on the literary world was great. "He
made every writer feel that there could be no end
to any situation he was writing about. The evolu-
tions and involutions possible in a situation were
such that I felt I could never again write a novel.
We all became desperately self-conscious and con-
War Work in Russia.
Then came the war. "I could get no war work
in England because of my sight, so I went to
Russia to be a war correspondent. I didn't go to
the front for almost a year. Then an English
surgeon told me to learn bandaging in a Russian
hospital that I might get to the front." He did so
and spent a very difficult three months in the
"I went to the front at a difficult and desperate
time — during the retreat through Galicia which
ended in the fall of Warsaw. Now we shall re-
member those days when Russian soldiers went
into the trenches with no guns and with the feeling
that the people behind were deserting." It is hard
to find the connecting link between those men and
the Russians of today, Mr. Walpole admitted. But
the man of today is two men — one, the man who
fought in the trenches, the other, the Bolshevik.
After describing the absolute silence and orderli-
ness of the March revolution, Mr. Walpole ex-
pressed the hope that since there were those three
days of such perfect quietness and happiness, some
da}' that same quietness and happiness will come
"I think that to me the explanation of the Rus-
sian character is that they are near to the Garden
of Eden and; cannot forget it. We are so attached
to the necessity of life that we haven't time to
think about it; but the Russian, remembering it,
wants to return to it by some means or other. . . .
When they are educated and have grasped what
the outside world comprises they will become prac-
tical. I hope, however, they will not lose their
idealism. If they can keep it — and if we can keep
ours — then the world is not so hopeless as we
Monsieur Andre F. Allix Speaks in the Chapel.
(Continued from page 1, column 3)
This persistent spirit of the French people shows
also in their zeal in building up the smaller farms
and beginning already to supply the shortage in
dairy products. The sugar shortage was a hard-
ship during the war, but the thrift and economy of
the French is rapidly overcoming that want, and be-
fore long it will be a thing of the past. French
people are said to be so tenacious, so thrifty, that the
"bas de laine" has come to be the proverbial money
bag of the peasant.
Monsieur Allix likened France to a great ship
tossed by the waves of the tempest, and now that
her cargo of gold, of produce, of men, is less than
a fourth what it was normally, she is tossed and
buffetted the more, but she braves the storm and
the waves with renewed vigor and energy. In 1913
France was producing over three-quarters of what
she consumed of foodstuffs, cloths, and minerals;
now since the productive sections are laid waste to
the extent of one-half their normal area, she is
partly dependent on other countries. Her coal
mines cannot be operated for long years to come
and we who are rich in coal should supply her with
all we can send. She is doing all within her power
to reopen her formerly thriving iron mines as well
as to work her newly discovered potassium deposits.
In fact France has already made contracts with
China, Japan, and even with European countries
to export minerals and manufactured products in
the year 1920.
It has been the part of France to stand as the
sentinel, the advance guard, of western Europe.
It is France who bore the brunt of the great attack,
France whose sons were the first to die, France,
who by standing firm and unconquered from the
beginning saved the cause of the allies. France has
given immeasurably; in return she asks of you
your sympathy, your understanding, your hearts.
Monsieur Allix's success could have no greater
testimony than the attention given him by his
audience. Even after he had ceased speaking there
was no movement, no sound in the chapel, except
for the enthusiastic applause that changed, as
abruptly as it had arisen, into that perfect silence
that is the greatest compliment an audience can
give a lecturer. Not until Monsieur Allix again
spoke, briefly, it is true, but forcibly, were the stu-
VICENTE BLASCO IBANEZ.
On Monday, Nov. 24 at 4.40 in the afternoon,
Mr. Vicente Blasco Ibanez, author of "Los cuatro
jinetes del Apocalipsis," will lecture on "The
America we Know." Mr. Blasco Ibanez is a repub-
lican in politics, a strong ally in a neutral country
and the leading Spanish novelist at the present
time. He has come to the United States to study
the country as well as to lecture, and will probably
embody some of the results of this study in a book
which he expects to publish later. Criticisms and
reviews of his works may be found on the bulletin
boards in the library and near the Spanish office in
the administration building. Mr. Blasco Ibanez
will speak in Spanish but will be accompanied by
an interpreter. The lecture will be given in the
Barn, tickets at 50 cents may be obtained at the
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THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
WHEN A FELLOW NEEDS A FRIEND.
When it's 3.-18 P.M. at Mary Hemenway and you
remember that "roomie" playfully threw your
locker key from the third story window of Tower
When your freshman proclaims to the universe
(or in the language of the vulgar — tells the world)
that her sophomore is Editor of the Christian As-
sociation and Chairman of the Barnswallows.
When the Wellesley National Bank hints that it
would gladly handle a larger sum of your money
than 23 cents.
When the dean requests the pleasure of a priv-
Some Sunday morning when you try to cancel
the registration which j-ou forgot to write on Fri-
When you're a Yale rooter and spend the 22nd
of November with a Harvard person.
When you remember every mail box combination
but your own and are sure that you see a nice, fat
letter from Him in the box.
When upon breaking the box you find the letter
to be a bill.
PLEES TAK NOTIS !
The price of papr's still rising. The News has
no ip left. It costs 2 much 2 print. Therefore we
r going to change r policy, and save wrds. & letrs.
Brevty'll b r motto.
The Col. Cal, will b lik this
Mon. 8 P.M. Bill Hall. Lect. by Prof. Blank on
"Liz. & Bob Browning." .
The F. P. colum'll be lik this.
"What 'bout Com. 4 r pas and mas? Is't conomy
2 giv up Jun Prom 'n by new clos? Whose $ is it?
If r pas want to c Lake Wab. or L. Nat. why
shudn't they?" or
"Why don't peple return books to res. shelf?
I waited 4 an hr. 4 Hast.,s Bib. Die. & then found
it'd been put back upside down. This is nxscus-
able. Res. books r com. prop., and the girl who
steals 1 is wors'n a burglar; she's a p.-z."
"Why do they let those Read. & Speak, studs,
loose in Ad. build., stead of keeping 'em in Bill.
Hall? When I try to do math. prob. on blkboard
I don lik to hear "Rom, my coz Rom" on other
side of wall. I can't listn to Hist. lect. and Ham's
soliquy on whether or not it's 2 b at same time.
Just cause Mac murdered sleep once I don lik 2
be kept awake hearing bout it 12 P.M.
"When'll they keep stil?"
Al this'll mean work 4 U, beloved News reader,
but ex'reise's good 4 the cranyum.
Do vour bit!
Agitated - junior - running - into - English - Lit-
erature-? — "What's our lesson for today?"
Friend-in-need — "We have to memorize one of
Junior — "Ye gods! Which is the shortest one?"
Freshman, in alarm, to room-mate who in the
middle of the night is groping under the bed —
"Judy, what are you doing?"
Judy, firmly — "I'm looking for the limit."
A member of the News Board lives a hard and
painful life —
Someone's always sure, you know, to disagree.
I hear on one side — "Oh my dear, you're so con-
On the other, "You're too radical for me."
I have to steer a careful course, pursue a narrow
Fly low, dig shallow, cover little ground.
Oh it's hard, it's hard but still to be quite honest
That there's one big compensation I have found.
Yes, though my glance is casual — I take pains to
make it so —
There's one joy I've never missed I must admit,
And that's seeing every Friday, my noble name in
When I take the simple pains to look for it.
THE BROAD HIGHWAY.
"What is the class you're coming from
That makes you look so bored?"
"It's Social Science," she replied.
"I'm getting broad, I'm getting broad."
"What means now all those dollar signs
And cost and prices underscored?"
"Why economics," she replied,
"I'm getting broad, I'm getting broad."
"Why turn you now your neck askew,
To read that sign upon the board?"
"It's Natick's movies," she replied,
"I'm getting broad, I'm getting broad."
"What is the crowd? Who's passing by?
Is it some mighty king or lord?"
"It's is Hugh Walpole," she replied,
"I'm getting broad, I'm getting broad."
"Who's Aristotle, Sophocles
And tell me pray of Hesiod?"
"They're out of date, I do not know,
"I'm getting broad, I'm getting broad.''
Just one more question I will ask
Then we will stop with one accord.
"Do you know any one thing well?"
"Certainly not, I'm getting broad."
"SAID A RESIGNED FRESHMAN-
"When I came to college
My heart was set on knowledge
I planned to study Chemistry,
French and Archaeology
And Art 12 !
"But now I've seen my duty,
I've dropped my dream of beauty,
I study Trigonometry,
And wait for C's Philosophy-
The Dean advised me to."
The college clock has a stubborn face
He does just what he likes
Sometimes he works with both his hands
And then again he strikes.
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THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
PRESIDENT MARSHALL SHOWS US
SOURCE OF SPIRITUAL CALM.
At the morning service, Sunday, November 16,
in the Houghton Memorial Chapel, President
Benjamin T. Marshall of Connecticut College, gave
a very timely sermon on the need in each one of us
for spiritual resources. His text was the four-
teenth verse of chapter four of the fourth gospel
and his whole message concerned itself with the
story of Christ and the woman of Samaria at the
well. The significance of Jesus' giving this mes-
sage of hope to one woman, sharing his blessing
with a single listener seemed striking to President
Marshall. "We ought not to forget," he said, "that
Christ is glad to pour out His best just for one."
This priceless gift which He is glad to share
with us if only we ask for it is more precious than
the actual well of living water is in the arid East.
It is that ability to be equal to every situation
which Jesus demonstrated so wonderfully each day.
Hidden springs from God can and do give that
sense of calmness, that quality of poise that we
envy in many people about us. Older friends
sometimes show that there is within them
this bubbling, renewing spring but Mr. Marshall
considered it "great to get that poise as early as we
can." Not depreciating the value of such resources
as we may have in great literature, in philosophy,
in a knowledge of geology, or botany, or zoology,
he urged that we enrich character as well as in-
tellect and seek for the "steadying, creating will
to do, the passion to serve, a sense that we can say,
'Come what will, I am ready.' "
(Continued from page 1, column 2)
This band as a unit played all summer in Chicago
where its members were attending summer school.
Also they have just recently played for the Pathe
Phonograph Co. It is interesting to know that the
piano entertainer, Breglio, has turned down several
good vaudeville offers, among them one from the
B. F. Keith Circuit.
C. E. Newton, '20, keeps the audience in a good
humor and state of mysticism when he presents
some new and original slight of hand work. Mr.
Newton, although an amateur, has been very favor-
ably compared with some of the best professionals
in that line.
Though the "concert-dancing" tickets have been
sold, there are 400 tickets left for the concert
(without dancing) which will be sold for 50i cents
at the Elevator Table, Saturday and Monday morn-
ings, Nov. 22nd and 24th or at Helen Strain's
room> 202 Tower Court.
It s a long way to campus !
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c a package
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c a package
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THE FLAVOR LASTS
SO DOES THE PRICE!
The patrons of the Henry Jewett Players have
always been fond of the plays written by G.
Bernard Shaw, and furtfier evidence of this un*-
questioned fact is afforded in the crowds that have
been flocking to the Copley Theatre all this week
to witness "Widowers' Houses" and "How He Lied
to Her Husband." So pronounced has been the
success of this double bill that it will remain the
attraction throughout the coming week.
"Widowers' Houses" is a realistic exposure of
slum landlordism, municipal jobbery, and the pecun-
iary and matrimonial ties between it ana those
people who derive their income from sources which
they either know little about or do not care to in-
vestigate. To quote Shaw's description of his play
it shows a middle class respectability and a younger-
son gentility fattening on the poverty of the slums.
All the eight characters are in capable hands, for
Director Jewett has cast this play admirably.
Percy Carne Waram makes an admirable Mr.
Trench, Mr. Wingfield makes a great deal of the
character of Sartorius, Miss Roach does admirably
with a disagreeable part, that of Blanche; Mr.
Craske gives a capital character sketch as Cokane,
and Mr. Clive as Lickcheese brings out all the
subtle possibilities of the role.
The other piece, "How He Lied to Her Hus-
band," which follows^ calls for only three charac-
ters: The lover, played by Mr. Ross; the wife,
played by Miss Newcombe; and the husband,
played by Mr. Matthews. The piece is played with
all the unctious humor and regard for capital by-
play that the dialogue and action call for. The bill
makes one of the most delightful entertainments
that the Henry Jewett Players have presented in
a long time. Plays that the Jewett Players are
now rehearsing are: "Charley's Aunt," for which
there has been a wide request; "Miss Robinson,"
by Elizabeth Baker, and "Milestones," which will
be a revival. adv.
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
(The Editors are earnestly striving to make this de-
partment of value by reporting events of interest to
Wellesley Alumnae as promptly and as completely as is
possible. The Alumna; are urged to co-operate by send-
ing notices to the Alumnx General Secretary or directly
to the Wellesley College News.)
'16. On October -2-2, Mr. William Henry Diehl,
father of Florence Diehl Carter.
CHANGES OF ADDRESS.
'79, '18. Gladys Haven to Dr. Eric McCoy
North, Wesleyan, '09; Union Seminary, '13; Colum-
bia, Ph.D., '14; and son of Louise McCoy North,
'79, and corresponding secretary of the Board of
Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal
'03. L. Margaret Maxwell to 420 Castle Heights,
Geneva, N. Y.
'08. Jessie Patience Wilson to 93 Woodside
Ave., Ridgewood, N. J.
'12. Josephine Little to National Y. W. C. A.
Headquarters, N. Y. C.
'15. Ruth Bradford to 4859 Dorchester Ave.,
'19. Eleanor Barnes to 5709 Harper Ave., Chi-
'94. Dixion-Small. On July 10, at Liberty,
North Carolina, Ruth Small, daughter of Isabel
Black Small, to Mr. Leonidas P. Dixion.
'15. Brooks-Masters. On November 12, at
Waltham, Mass., Adelaide Masters to Dr. Charles
Brooks of Washington, D. C.
ex-'21. Colby-Murphy. On June 14, in Mont-
clair, N. J., Elizabeth Whiting Murphy to Whitney
On November 3, at Salt Lake oity,
daughter to Mrs. C. P. Overfield (lone Morrison).
'11. On November 7, in Wellesley, a son, to Mrs.
F. C. Hopewell (Grace Hartley).
'86. On September 9, at Rome, Italy, Mrs.
Francesco Baldasseroni (Ada Thompson).
'95. On November 8, at Theresa, N. Y., Mr.
George Kelsey, father of Helen M. Kelsey.
'97. On July 9, at Pittsburgh, Penn., Mrs. Jean
Lawrence Disque, mother of Mary M. Disque.
'07. On October 31, Mrs. Frank E. Smith,
mother of Marion Smith McKee.
'14. On October 13, at Lawrence, Mass., Mrs.
Susan G. Flynn, mother of Edith Flynn Bain.
THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WELLESLEY
The Central California Wellesley Club meets
at 2:30 p. m., on the following dates. Please let
your hostess know if you are to be present.
November 15th— Miss Mabel Pierce, 1000 Chest-
nut Street, San Francisco. Miss Ruth Hanford,
Visiting Councillor, will be the guest of honor.
An especially large attendance is desired. (From
Ferry, take Union Street car, transfer to Hyde,
going towards bay.)
December 20th — Mrs. Edward Lamb Parsons,
2732 Durant Ave., Berkeley. (From San Fran-
cisco, take Berkeley Key Route; transfer to Al-
catraz; stop at Durant and walk a half block
towards the hills. From Oakland or Berkeley,
take College car to Durant Ave.)
January 17 — Mrs. Helen Page Bates, 2440 Hil-
gard Ave., cor. Euclid, Berkeley. (Take train or
car to University Ave.; transfer to Euclid car,
going up the hill.)
February 21st — Mrs. Dorothy Hazeltine Yates,
6120 Lawton Ave., Oakland. (From San Fran-
cisco take Claremont Key Route, stop at College
Ave., walk south on College to Lawton, then
toward the hills-. From Oakland or Berkeley, take
College car to Lawton Ave.)
March 20— Mrs. Elizabeth Marsden Bade, 2616
College Ave., between Derby and Parker Streets,
jerved like champagne,
wherever good drinks
are appreciated ~ ~
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Berkeley. (From San Francisco take Berkeley
Key Route; transfer to Alcatraz; stop at Derby.)
Elizabeth S. Adams,
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Treasurer and Cor. Sec.
Miss Flora A. Randolph, President.
Lucy Le Bocage, Aisne, France.
(Continued from page 3, column 3)
Another part of our work for the children has
been the recreational. Julia Drew has play hours
in all the villages each week and has become a
veritable Pied Piper with welcoming children
trooping gleefully after her wherever she appears.
French children are hard-working little things,
and as soon as they are old enough are busy all
summer in the fields. Perhaps it is for this
reason and because of the hardships of five years
of war that peasant children hereabouts seem to
play so little. They respond readily enough when
someone takes the trouble to teach them new
games and to play with them. They soon develop
ingenuity and give vent to their instinctive gaiety,
playing with the animation if not the boisterous-
ness of American children.
Every Wednesday night we hold open house
with dancing and games and occasional movies
with a portable cinema. We usually have between
60 and 70 people, including some of the French
guards at the nearby prison oamp.
Besides taking our villagers to the market, we
are now doing what we can to bring supplies to
them. At first we thought we would start a
travelling store in the big motor truck to meet
the need of the locality for materials and furnish-
ings, but it was soon apparent that this would limit
our stock too greatly and scatter our effort too
much to be desirable. Consequently, we have now
established a large store in the tent, where we
sell everything from shoes to stoves at wholesale
rates or less. Our stock of refugee garments are
being sold for almost nothing, and all the small
boys and girls are beginning to blossom forth in
black sateen pinafores to the immense delight of
their admiring families. In addition to the stock
on hand, we take orders for everything anyone
wants, and Lucille Kroger spends a good part of
every week scouring Paris for bargains in men's
shoes, wash boilers, lamps and sheeting. In this
way we are making it possible for the people to
refurnish their homes at a very low cost with
things they really want — an arrangement they
greatly prefer to indiscriminate free distribution.
Very nearly all our relief is based on this principle,
although in case's of hee"d we give outright.
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
Friday, November 21st. 7.15 P.M., The Barn.
First performance of All of a Sudden
8.00 P.M., Billings Hall. Address by James
Norman Hall, Aviator. Subject: The
Azure Lists. College lecture Commit-
tee. Admission by ticket.
Saturday, November 22nd. 7.15 P.M., The Barn.
(As for Friday, November 21st).
Sunday, November 23d. 11.00 A.M., Memorial
Chapel. Preacher, Rev. James G. Gil-
key, Springfield, Massachusetts.
7.00 P.M., Memorial Chapel. Vesper Ser-
vice. Special Music.
Monday, November 24th. 4.40 P.M., The Barn
(probably). Address by Sir Vicente
Blasco Ibaiiez, author of The Four
Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In Span-
ish, with Mr. Robert King Atwell as in-
terpreter. Tickets, 50 cents. Details
concerning sale of tickets announced
7.45 P.M., Billings Hall. Fourth lecture in
the course on government by Mr. Han-
ford of the History Department. Sub-
ject: The Congress of the United States
— its organization and function® with
particular reference to the business of
Tuesday, November 25th. 4.40 P.M., Memorial
Chapel. Organ recital by Mr. Raymond
7,15 P.M., Zeta Xlpha. Chapter Meeting of
I. C. S. A. Mr. G. Prentice Murphy, of
the Child's Welfare Association will
speak. All members are urged to be
CONSTANTINOPLE IN THE CRISIS.
Luther Fowle's talk on conditions in Constanti-
nople during the last few years made an extremely
interesting vesper service last Sunday, November
16, in the Houghton Memorial Chapel. Mr. Fowle
acted as Executive Secretary of Robert College
primarily, then as administrator and treasurer of
the vast relief sums sent for the Armenians and
Syrians, and eventually, in addition to these en-
grossing positions, was appointed to that of attache,
sole official representative of the United States in
Constantinople during the time of suspended rela-
tions. He was kept very busy carrying on the re-
lief work and at the same time keeping out of the
receptive Turkish prisons. The horrors of the
situation were touched upon very slightly, and we
were given instead, a whimsical account of how the
courageous women at the college made ends meet
in such stringent times, and by what ruses the
books of the relief fund were kept from the eyes
of Turkish officials. Mr. Fowle's serious statement
regarding a wonderful and gratifying change he
has noticed in America's idea.s concluded the talk.
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This Year More than Ever
Before It Is Advisable to
Do Christmas Shopping
Every indication points to an unexampled holiday buying this year. This buying, if it should
follow the precedent of other years, would be largely concentrated in the weeks just preceding
Christmas. But it will be very unwise to delay holiday shopping this year. Conditions are
abnormal. Merchandise of the right kind is not as easy as usual to obtain and will be less
easy later on. Neither will is be as easy to supplement sufficiently our regular sales force
with good extra salespeople during December. Therefore we most strongly urge and empha-
size the necessity of doing the ordinary Christmas shopping so far as possible (and to use every
effort to make it possible) in November. We have done our part by assembling our holiday
stocks a full month earlier than customary.
Jordan Marsh Company
Weixesley to Hear James Norman Hall.
(Continued from page 1, column 1)
In May 1918, Capt, Hall was shot down back of
the German first line trenches, and it was thought
for some time that he had been killed. Finally his
friends received word that he was in a German
hospital and later in a German prison camp. He
was transferred from one camp to another, until
finally he was held prisoner in an old fortress be-
longing to the King of Bavaria. The very week
the armistice was signed, he with three companions
escaped and made their way with the greatest diffi-
culty to Switzerland.
In lecturing on "The Azure Lists," Captain Hall
draws upon an immense store of actual experience.
Most of the big airmen, — Fonch, Rickenbacher,
Lufberry, Nungesser, — he knew as friends. "He
makes real to his audience, as has no other air-
man, the clearness, the knight errantry of air fight-
ing. He makes them see the wonder of it as well
as the horror. He has the marvellous faculty of
conveying the sensations of flying by means of the
spoken word, and his narrative carries not only the
thrilling and inspirational qualities, but the humor-
ous as well." C. W., 1920.
'DEAR BRUTUS" NOW PLAYING.
At the Hollis Street Theatre on Monday evening
William Gillette enters upon the second week of
his limited Boston engagement in "Dear Brutus,"
the newest Sir James M. Barrie comedy to be seen
in this country. The Boston engagement follows
upon a run of an entire season at the New York
The present engagement assumes far more than
passing importance for the playgoer. A new Barrie
play is always an interesting and welcome occasion
in the theatre. The visits here of Mr. Gillette are
always eagerly awaited and it is stated that in
"Dear Brutus" he has never been seen to more
splendid advantage. With a superb Charles
Frohman cast little less than remarkable, bristling
with famous names, and a scenic production of ex-
travagant, but tasteful, prodigality, it is easy to
understand why Barrie, Mr. Gillette, cast and pro-
duction enthused New York theatregoers for a
Barrie has taken the cryptic title of his comedy
from the lines in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar":
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in
ourselves, that we are underlings." Throughout
three acts, replete with Barrie's whimsical humor,
and charming fantasy, the author imagines the pos-<
sibilities should we have our oft-expressed wish to
live our lives over again and have a "second
In roles surrounding that of Mr. Gillette there
appear such distinguished players as Hilda Moore,
who created her present role of Mrs. Dearth with
Gerald Du Maurier in the original London produc-
tion of "Dear Brutus"; Violet Kemble Cooper,
daughter of the oldest English acting family;
Marie Wainwright, that splendid player of lengthy
and dignified service; Madge Bellamy, Anne Morri-
son, Frances Anderson, Grant Stewart, William
Podmore, Fred Russell, T. A. Braiden and others.
The College Government Association's conference
is not to be held in WellesrL'y as was stated pre-
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